2008 Toyota Prius from North America
Like my Prius
I bought a Prius in the fall of 2008. So far so good with the car.
Here are the facts with my 2009 Prius:
It does get 45-48 miles per gallon if you drive at a steady speed. I usually am in the 60 miles per hour range.
The longer the trip the more the mileage goes up... if you drive in a sane manner.
Doesn't like windy days, but what car does?
I do agree that the car is not quiet on rough roads.
Fuel economy does go down to around 39-40 miles per gallon when temp drops below freezing.
Hates ice and very low clearance on auto body.
I probably paid too much for car, as I purchased it when gas was $4 a gallon.
Warranty is 100,000 miles on batteries or I would not have bought the car.
The Prius is not a flashy car. That is not why I purchased it. There is plenty of room inside the car and it handles fine.
I have had two Camrys, one RAV4 and now the Prius in the last 15 yrs. Ran the first 3 cars all over 100,000 and traded them in on the next Toyota. About all I did to the cars were put tires on, change oil add a battery after several years and keep them waxed. I had one power window issue and one power antenna problem, and that was it on the first three Toyota's, and those were after at least 5 years of owning each car.
I kept my RAV4 for winter driving and drive my Prius on any nice days. Love my RAV4 but it does only get about 22 miles per gallon while the Prius is double that easily.
I will not buy another brand of car. Hope their quality continues. I would buy US if the makers could match the dependability of a Toyota.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th February, 2009
30th Aug 2009, 11:23
If it was possible to purchase a Prius in Germany at the same price as in US I'd run to the Toyota dealer. It retails from $22 K in US while it in Germany is about Euro25 K and upwards. Too much money for this car. Ended up with a Ford Focus TDCI with Powershift (double clutch automatic) completely loaded for the same price. It matches the Prius in fuel usage, is 2 sec faster to 0-100kph but the Ford is much noisier and maybe less "cool". A Prius is noticed while a Focus blends more into the crowd. Winter conditions does not matter that much here. It snows only a couple of times each year in this region.
28th May 2014, 09:23
Google "where are Toyotas made".
The Camry, which Toyota builds in Georgetown, Ky., and Lafayette, Ind., is in the top spot for the second year in a row. Toyota's large Tundra pickup, built in San Antonio, Texas, and the Sienna van, from a factory in Princeton, Ind., also made the list.
28th May 2014, 14:21
Why does it matter where it's made? You can't buy it wholesale, and it's sold through worldwide dealerships.